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Number of fatal terrorist attacks in western Europe increasing, data show

July 12, 2017
Reuters /

The number of terrorist attacks resulting in fatalities in Western Europe increased in 2016, despite an overall drop in the number of incidents taking place, according to data released by the Global Terrorism Database.

The data shows that there were 30 such attacks resulting in fatalities in Western Europe in 2016 and 23 in 2015. This compares with two attacks across the region resulting in fatalities in 2014 and five in 2013.